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Aug 31, 2013 11:00am PDT
of folks were expecting president obama to come out and announce that they had decided to move forward unilaterally move forward without congressional approval, and that's not what he said. he said he has decided that military action is the right next step but that he is going to put the matter to a vote in congress, and of course we know in the past several days, more and more members of congress have been saying that they want a vote, and they think they deserve a vote before president obama actually launches any type of military strike, so it appears as though those voices have won in this case, so this will be put to a congressional vote. a couple things that stood out to me, craig. president obama saying that the chairman of the joint chiefs told him he is ready to move forward with military action, and that it's not necessarily time sensitive, that if this occurs in a month they would still be able to weaken assad's military capabilities. so that is one of the things that stood out. another thing, you didn't hear president obama say he was going to call congress back right now, a
FOX News
Aug 31, 2013 2:00am PDT
, despite the tough rhetoric from the whourks president obama has still not announced a decision about what, if any, military action he's going to take against the syrian regime. i'm tucker in for sean. earlier today, the administration released part of an intelligence report and moments later, the president had this to say. >> as you've seen, today, we've released our unclassified assessment detailing with high confidence that the syrian regime carried out a chemical weapon that killed well over 1,000 people, including hundreds of children. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well established international laws against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan. and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us. so, i have said before and i meant what i said, that the world has an obligation to make sure that we maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons. now, i have
MSNBC
Aug 31, 2013 5:00am PDT
. >> president obama spoke briefly to reporters shortly after kerry made those remarks. he was less emphatic, his message was similar. >> part of our obligation as a leader in the world is making sure that when you have a regime that is willing to use weapons that are prohibited by international norms on their own people, including children, that they are held to account. >> the team of u.n. weapons inspectors invest galting tigai attack have now left syria. pentagon officials tell nbc news that five guided missile destroyers are in the eastern mediterranean sea and nearly all of the targets have already been loaded into the warheads of some 200 tomahawk cruise missiles. a strike would be limited and tailored to syria's chemical weapons program. president f president obama were to order such a strike it will come without support from great britain. prime minister david cameron suffered a humiliate regbuk in parliament after they voted against military intervention. cameron says he will honor their wishes. france's leader says they are in, and he -- any american strike would also come without the
CNN
Aug 31, 2013 12:00pm PDT
and terrorism. this is a statement. i'll read it to you, congressman. president obama is advocating his responsibility as commander in chief and undermining the authority of future presidents. the president does not need congress to authorize a strike on syria. if assad's use of chemical weapons against civilians deserves a military response, and i believe it does, and if the president is seeking congressional approval, then he should call congress back into special session at the earliest date. the president doesn't need 535 members of congress to enforce his own red line. you totally disagree with peter king. tell our viewers quickly, because we're out of time, congressman rangel, why he's wrong and you're right. >> peter king i thought was on the right track when he said the president should call back the congress. but this whole idea that he doesn't need 535 -- at least i hope he's saying we need the majority. to an extent of what his belief is, it's 135th of the united states congress. so i respect him or anybody else who believes the president is authorized to attack another count
CNN
Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. will president obama strike syria? and what will be the cost to this country? i'll talk to sen tar john mccain. he said strikes now will be too little too late and the tragic toll of chemical weapons. dr. sanjay gupta, and the interview many are talking about. what james dimaggio's sister told me about hanna anderson. >> the hanna anderson that i saw a few nights ago on tv is certainly not the girl that stayed in my home three weeks prior to them disappearing. >> tonight, i'll talk to drew about what he thinks of her shocking claims. >>> i want to begin with the big story tonight. a report from jim acosta. >> briefed congressional leaders and key committee members this evening because the briefing was on a non-secure conference call, the information was unclassified. the lawmakers are saying administration said there is no doubt officials were responsible for last week's chemical weapons attack. one lawmaker told cnn they were told about intercepted communications from a high level syrian official, which clearly indicates they were responsible for these weapons, and the briefing did touch
MSNBC
Aug 27, 2013 2:00pm PDT
president obama took the oath of office, hasn't it? he's a socialist, a communist, he's a marxist, we've heard it all. low information voters are buying this stuff. what's really bad about it all as we go into year six of president obama, now this white consecutive movement is starting to infiltrate into the legislative process in america and we sit here silent about it? i will not. this is dangerous for the country. and it needs to be directly addressed. governor dalrimble, own up, dude. do you want this stuff in your backyard in leaf, north dakota? is that the north dakota way? get your cell phones out. i want to know what you think. will conservatives have the character to condemn racism in america. text to 67622. go to our blog at ed.msnbc.com. we'll bring you the results later on in the show. for more, let's turn to hillary shelten of the naacp and ohio state senator nina turner. >> mr. shelton, it has been 50 years since the march on washington. we all want to feel like we're moving forward. but when stories like this prop up, when i go to alabama and hear these comments, i thin
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 9:00am PDT
're in recess for another week or ten days. t there's no indication that the obama white house is asking them to come back into session. there's no guarantee in the house of representatives they would get a vote of confidence for a strike. there's significant skepticism. let's see how powerful this report they will be leasing. that could influence some of the people out there in congress. right now there's a lot of people saying hold off. >> congress is not in session until september 9th. they've been active already. some members of congress brie d ed on a white house conference call. congress wants a debate. they want the president to see authorization and they ain't going to get it, are they? >> no, they're not. if the president called back congress, there's the possibilities they would vote against him. i don't think he's very much interested in doing that. i think all of this is so much the overhang from the involvement in iraq. i think there's a feel, not necessarily about whether the united states can prove that assad has these chemical weapons. i think it's pretty clear that they feel
FOX News
Aug 30, 2013 12:00pm PDT
>> this is "studio b." president obama saying moments ago that he has not made a decision on taking action against the syrian regime for using chemical weapons, but the president says, quote, this kind of offense is a challenge to the world. that minutes are the secretary of state john kerry addressed reporters and the public, laying out some of the evidence against syria, and while the u.s. intelligence officials are highly confident that assad's regime used chemical weapons to target innocent civilians. >>> inside syria. word the military forces there have made move to prepare for any possible strike. we'll tell you what we're hearing from our sources. that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." >>> but first from fox at 3:00, president obama speaking just minutes ago, calling syria's use of chemical weapons a threat to america's national security. one, that affects nations all around the world. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. thi
CNN
Aug 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
and around the world. can anything stop a strike in syria. listen to what president obama told the pbs news hour. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in syria, but we do have to make sure that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, that they are held accountable. >> so it is just a matter of time and can this country afford to intervene in syria? we' and the jury giving the shooter death. nadal hassan looked at him in the eye and shot him seven times. >> might have strong woords of criticism for president obama. >>> and you heard lora dimaggio tell me this last night about hanna anderson. >> i remember very vividly telling my brother, she's trouble. she's going to -- she's -- i said you need to watch out for that one, she's trouble. >> it was an extraordinary encounter and tonight i want to ask star jones what she thought of that and much more, plus, mom versus miley. the blogger who warns her daughter let miley cyrus be a lesson to you. we'll find out what that lesson is later. >>> we'll begin with the big stor
CNN
Aug 28, 2013 9:00pm PDT
. can anything stop a strike on syria. president obama laying out the case tonight. listen to what he told the pbs "news hour." >> if i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in syria, but we have to make sure that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us that they are held accountable. >> so it is a matter of time, and can the country afford to intervene in syria? plus the jury calls the ft. hood shooter to get the death penalty. why tavis smiley said if martin luther king were alive today he may have words of criticism for president obama. >>> and this about hannah anderson. >> i remember vividly telling my brother she's trouble. she's going to -- i said you need to watch for that one. she's trouble. it wanz encounter and we ask star jones what she thought of that and mom versus miley. the mom who warns let miley cyrus be a lesson for you. we begin with the deepening crisis in syria and what the white house intends to do about it. one of the only western reporters in syria is with us tonight. fred, mounting tension
FOX News
Aug 27, 2013 8:00am PDT
department official telling fox news not a matter of but when the obama administration leaving no doubt that american armed forces can easily hit targets inside syria. military officials telling fox that planned operations may include the use of cruise missiles or possibly even stealth bombers. over the next couple of hours we'll have extensive coverage and analysis about thetial american intervention in this crisis and moments from now, we'll go live to the middle east for a report. but first, right now, brand new stories and arizona inmate taking the witness stand in the trial of a fellow prisoner. >> accuse of brutal murder of a oklahoma couple. how credible is a prisoner as a witness? should prosecutors depend on inmates to prove their case? >>> plus the ongoing protests in wisconsin's capitol turning violent when police tackle and restrain a demonstrator. the question is, did they go too far? >>> reality star kate gosselin reportedly suing her ex-husband what he did to get dirt on her for a tell-all book. it is all "happening now." you're intrigued i see. >> sounds juicy to me. art
CNN
Aug 28, 2013 10:00pm PDT
that's all for us tonight. "anderson cooper starts right now." >>> breaking news, president obama says there is no doubt that chemical weapons were used in syria or the syrian regime used them. the question now, what will he do about it? we will look at the tough choices. they have run from our cameras. the charity we identified as america's worst, raising tens of millions, they say for dying children but spending next to nothing on them. finally they are talking. their claim and how it adds up. we are keeping them honest. >>> later, president obama stands where dr. king stood a half century ago and speaks of courage. we will speak to maya angelou who is and was part of that struggle and she is joining me tonight. we begin with syria and the breaking news. president obama not saying if or when but making the case for a limited strike on syria. not to take down the assad regime but punish it for using chemical weapons. he spoke to gwen eiffel and judy woodruff who asked him the question off the bat. >> how close are you to using a military strike and can you assure the american peo
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
the uk supporting a strike on syria, prime minister cameron says he will act accordingly. president obama's team is pushing forward. back here at home, top administration officials urged congress to back military action against the assad regime. we'll talk to two top senators about the case for action. and while syria takes center stage for the white house, behind the scenes, they're prepping a previous president's push on health care. can bill clinton rally skeptic and a ton of twentysomethings to sign up in october? good morning, it's friday, august 30th, 2013. this is the daily rundown. i'm chuck eliza in for chuck todd today. we begin with syria. whether president obama is willing to go it alone. as he moves closer to a decision about whether to launch air strikes in retaliation for last week's chemical weapons attack, support for that action may be waning. on thursday, protesters marched outside the white house, demanding the u.s. not launch missile strikes against the assad regime. inside, the president and his top officials were working to make the case to skeptical lawmakers. the
CNN
Aug 31, 2013 3:00am PDT
of many americans as the world awaits a possible u.s. strike on syria, but will president obama bend to the pressure? and will the u.s. military have to go it alone? >> no event are we considering any military action that would involve boots on the ground. >> no boots on the ground. we'll show you what aa possible attack on syria might look like. >>> don't get too excited, mary jane, that's a catch. >>> good morning, i'm brianna keilar. >> and i'm victor blackwell. good morning. this is "new day saturday." >> we begin with the crisis in syria. we've gotten word that the united nations weapons inspectors are out of syria. they arrived in beirut just hours ago and are carrying with them any evidence of a chemical attack in a damascus suburb. why is it critical that they've left syria? with the u.n. team out, the window, that's thought, is open here for a possible u.s. military strike. >> cnn exclusive video now. chief inspector angela king flew straight to new york to brief u.n. secretary general ban ki moon, telling them results of the chemical weapons test may not be available for a
FOX News
Aug 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
ten years ago without great britain, without a resolution. obama is doing exactly what he ran for president against when he pledge never to do. it is like animal farm, repainting slogans on the farm and pretending they were always that way. >>anna: we're starting to see arguments on both side. charles krauthammer saying is it something to do with the president's ego saying don't cross the red line and once crossed not doing anything about it. and jack keane saying something should have been done earlier. >> no purpose whatsoever unless it is to assuage the guilty conscience of a president or vindicate the vanity of a president who has become the laughingstock around the world and whose word means nothing because last year he spoke about a red line and allowed all the red lines to be crossed without lifting a finger. maybe he feels compelled as a way to vindicate himself. you don't take a country into war as a way to vindicate your own standing. you do it to achieve strategic objectives on behalf of your country. if they're going to do a three-day strike with no intention of al
CNN
Aug 29, 2013 10:00pm PDT
president obama wants to go at it alone, which the white house is signaling he might. parliament in england weighing a resolution that would have okayed the use of force. weighing it and finding it wasn't enough. here is the key moment as the measure failed loudly in the house of comments. >> mr. mcneal, you're like an exploded volcano erupted, calm yourself man. the ayes to the right, 272. the noes to the left, 285. so the noes have it. the noes have it. >> moments after the vote, prime minister david cameron assured members he would not exercise what is known as the royal prerogative to go to war without parliamentary approval. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons, but i also believe in respecting the will of this house of commons. it is very clear tonight while the house has not passed a motion, it is clear to me the british parliament reflecting the views of the british people does not want to see british military action. i get that, and the government will act accordingly. >> voted down the measure despite a report from britain's joint i
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 1:00pm PDT
obama declared that he is definitely, positively, without a doubt still considering his options. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed. i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken. in no event are we considering ne kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground that, would involve a long-term campaign, but we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act. >> now, just a short time before that, secretary kerry used language that sounded quite a bit more forceful as he gave the broad strokes outlining the evidence that the u.s. says it has on syria. >> it matters because if we choose to live in a world where a thug and a murderer like bashar al assad can gas thousands of his own people with impugnity, even after the united states and our allies said no and then the world does nothing about it, there will be no end to the test of our resolve. >> kerry also strongly indicated that the u.s. is willing to lead this effort after its
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
. bye. "newsroom" starts now. >>> happening now in "newsroom" abandoning obama and the solo strike. >> for the president to act without authorization. >> a coalition crumbles and allies ditch america. >> the president is going to have to make his case. >> i do believe we have to do something. >> will the u.s. go it alone? >>> also, od'ing on tylenol? 80,000 americans sent to the e.r. each year. ahead what the company is doing about it. >>> plus, settled. >> i think it's a good day for thousands of football players who are dealing with different afflictions. >> 700 million plus dollars. compensation for concussions. >> they're almost certainly going to be able to eliminate any future lawsuit. >>> and you can have your pot and smoke it, too. the feds will now let states decide on pot. >> i love seattle, washington, rocks. >> colorado, washington. >> they call it wake and bake. some wake up every morning. ♪ light up. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> more on the doj pot decision a little later. good morning to you, i'm carol costello. first up, syria. president obama reaches ou
FOX News
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
expects, quote, president obama understands that the brits can not now join in any military attack. >> i haven't spoken to him since the debate and the vote but i would expect to speak to him over the next day or some i don't think it's a question of having to apologize. >> reporter: after the u.k. parliament vote a spokesperson for the president's national security council put out a statement saying quote, the u.s. will continue to consult with the u.k. government, one of our closest allies and friends. as we have said president obama's decision-making will be guided by what is in the best interests of the united states. but french president francois hollande says whether or not the brits are involved he supports taking quote, firm action against syria and that includes a possible military strike. bill? bill: molly, will the president ask congress for authority? or what, how is the white house addressing that very issue? >> reporter: the white house says the president has been consulting with a number of members of congress but there's no indication the president intends to wait for a v
CNN
Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, president obama says there is no doubt chemical weapons were use in syria or the syria regime used them. the question now what is he going to do about it? we'll take a hard look at the tough choices. >>> also tonight, they have run from our cameras. america's worst raising millions, tens of millions they say for dying children but spending next to nothing on them. now finally they are talking their claim and how it adds up. we're keeping them honest. >>> president obama stands where dr. king was centuries ago. we're going to speak to maya angelu joins me for an emotional insparing conversation. >>> president obama tonight not saying if or when but clearly making the case for a limited strike on syria. not however to take down the regime. he spoke today who asked him the key question off the bat. >> how close are you to authorizing a military strike, and can you assure the american people that by doing so, given iraq and afghanistan that the united states will not get bogged down in yet another war half way around the world? >> well, first of all, i have not made a decision. i have gotte
CNN
Aug 29, 2013 7:00pm PDT
will president obama order a strike? and my interview with lora dimaggio and what she says about her brother, the man accused of kidnapping hannah anderson. see it all tomorrow night. that's all for us tonight. anderson cooper starts right now. >>> good evening, everyone. we begin with breaking news. action tonight by great britain slamming the brakes on any immediate military action on syria unless president obama wants to go at it alone, which the white house is signaling he might. parliament in england weighing a resolution that would have okayed the use of force. weighing it and finding it wasn't enough. here is the key moment as the measure failed loudly in the house of comments. >> mr. mcneal, you're like an exploded volcano erupted, calm yourself man. the ayes to the right, 272. the theys to the left, 2875. so the noes have it. the noes have it. >> moments after the vote, prime minister david cameron assured members he would not exercise what is known as the royal prerogative to go to war without parliamentary approval. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough respons
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 7:00pm PDT
the question, can the u.s. and prausesident oa go it alone? >> president obama makes his case for action in syria, this crisis in syria. >> president obama laid down his thoughts. however, congress right now very reluctant. >> many members of congress are not on board. >> some members are calling on congress. >> 116 congress members. >> the american representatives need to be a part of that discussion. >> we do need to see some approve. >> this whole debate is contaminated by the legacy of iraq. >> i am deeply mindful. >> british lawmakers are pumping the brakes, as well. >> the well of public opinion was well and truly poisoned by the iraq episode. >> because of iraq. >> the ground war is under way. those weapons of mass destruction have to be somewhere. >> this is not like iraq. >> there is a broad consensus here. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in syria. >> while washington is not talking about regime change, the syrian rebels certainly are. >> first and foremost to the american public, we do need to see proof. >> what would the legal justification be? >> what
CNN
Aug 28, 2013 3:00am PDT
officials say once they get the order they could be ready to go within hours but while obama administration officials continue to verbally hammer bashar al assad we're still waiting to get the hard evidence that he's responsible. the latest warning to syria comes directly from the white house. >> those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children, should and must be held accountable. >> reporter: another sign to expect action, u.s. officials all but telling u.n. inspectors, get out of the way. >> and it's clear the security situation isn't safe for the team in syria. >> reporter: the defense secretary told the bbc u.s. ships are positioned, preparations complete. >> we are ready to go. >> reporter: and a defense official tells cnn if the president chooses the most limited option, it could be over in two to three days. cruise missiles could target syria's weapons launchers and command and control facilities, but that's it. >> the options we are considering are not about regime change. >> reporter: and this some say could backfire on the white house. >> it may give bas
MSNBC
Aug 31, 2013 9:00am PDT
could be the fallout? meanwhile, president obama getting pushback from overseas. we will tell you what one world leader is saying. and here in the u.s., protests already springing up across this country, with more planned for today. hello, everyone. it is high noon here in the east, 9:00 a.m. out west. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." senior aides telling nbc news the white house is holding conference calls to brief senators on syria, possibly one of the last pieces of business before a military strike. nbc news has also learned all members of the house are invited to an in-person classified briefing on syria. it is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. meantime, one key democratic lawmaker tells msnbc he would like more information from the obama administration ahead of any potential strike. here's what congressman gregory meeks told me today. >> the facts are what the facts are. let us see what the facts are, let us make sure that we can relate those facts to all of the allies and to nato, et cetera, to get everybody on board. there's no need to rush into it. let the facts come out
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
as president obama. >> yeah, joe. david cameron really shocked because it was defections within his own party that caused ta defeat and if president obama decides to take action against the assad regime it appears he will be doing so without the support of our two strongest european allies. after an eight-hour debate the british parliament voted to reject a limited strike against syria. >> why is it that our allies in the middle east like saudi emirates, qatar, kuwait and others, cannot take military action, why does it fall on us yet again? >> put simply, is it in britain's national interest to maintain an international taboo about the use of chemical weapons on the battlefield, my argument is question it is. >> i take a question from the scottish national party. >> does he know if there are any plans over the last few days for any military action before next week, planned at all against syria? >> i obviously can't discuss the details of potential action in detail in front of this house, but i can tell the house that american president and i have had discussions that have been reported in th
CNN
Aug 27, 2013 3:00am PDT
days, president obama's national security team will present him with its final detailed options. the administration is already making the case for taking action against syria. >> presidnt obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry accused the assad regime of gassing its own people and called it -- >> moral obscenity. >> reporter: if the president gives the order a senior defense officials says four navy destroyers in the mediterranean sea could execute a mission within hours. u.s. and british submarines are also likely nearby, all armed with cruise missiles. the extremely accurate tomahawks can be fired from 500 miles away, with an ability to change course in mid flight. the potential targets include the delivery systems that can be used to launch weapons, militia training camps being run by bashar al assad and most importantly, the syrian government's command and control centers. >> allahu akbar! >> reporter: they are not designed to o
CNN
Aug 27, 2013 7:00pm PDT
. a number of submarines believed to be in the mediterranean. the obama administration is promising to release new intelligence shortly. speaking to members of the american legion today, vice president biden sounded 100% convinced. >> no one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical we pops attacks in syria. and there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> there is ample evidence of an atrocity on the ground. cnn has obtained exclusive video. fred, what's the reaction from the assad regime to continued strong language like that from the obama administration? >> reporter: i think they are hearing it. i was in with the information ministry of the country, who is a powerful figure. he spoke differently than i seen syrian officials speak in the past couple of days. before that you would hear them say if attacked, syria would fight back. the syrian people would rise up. you still hear that rhetoric but a lot less bold, and it comes of course after statements like secretary of state kerry
CNN
Aug 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
room." >>> john, thanks very much. happening now, breaking news, the obama administration taking its strongest stance yet against syria. the secretary of state, john kerry, making it clear he has no doubt chemical weapons were used and there must be accountability. also, desperate efforts under way right now to save yosemite national park from an historic wildfire that's already scorched an area the size of chicago. and a rare interview with the oldest justice on the u.s. supreme court. why ruth bader ginsburg said this court is, quote, one of the most activist courts in history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children, innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> jarring words by secretary of state john kerry. the white house says there is very little doubt the syrian regime is responsible for that attack and president obama is now evaluating how the united states plans to respond. it all comes on the same day u.n. inspectors, despite sniper fire, managed to visit one of the ar
CNN
Aug 29, 2013 2:00pm PDT
was gaining momentum, there are now new calls for caution. dozens of u.s. lawmakers want president obama to seek formal authorization from congress before an attack. congressional leaders will be briefed by the administration during the next hour. britain's prime minister is facing parliamentary resistance to a strike in an emergency session of the house of commons. they're meeting right now. and france wants to wait until u.n. inspectors finish their job. let's begin our coverage with our senior white house correspondent jim acosta. jim, have things over there hit a snag? >> wolf, you will not hear that publicly from white house officials who say they remain on what they call a compressed time frame for delivering a response to syria and they say intelligence assessment backing up that action will be delivered to the public as soon as today. in the face of more questions from congress and key u.s. allies, the obama administration says it's determined to send what it calls an unambiguous signal, not just to syrian leader bashar al assad but to the world. >> it's also important for our to
FOX Business
Aug 30, 2013 1:00pm EDT
the question we must all be asking is what will we do? let me emphasize, president obama, we in the united states, we believe in the united nations and we have great respect for the brave inspectors who in toward regime, gunfire and obstructions to their investigation, but as the secretary general has said again and again, the u.n. investigation will not affirm who use these chemical weapons. that is not the mandate of the u.n. investigation. they will only of term whether such weapons were used. by the definition of their own mandate, the un can't tell us anything that we haven't shared with you this afternoon or that we don't already know. and because of the guaranteed russian obstructionism of any action through the urine -- the un security council the un cannot galvanize the world to act as it should. so let me be clear, we will continue talking to the congress, talking to our allies and most importantly talking to the american people. president obama will ensure that the united states of america makes our own decisions on our own time line is based on our values and our interests. we
MSNBC
Aug 27, 2013 9:00pm PDT
of a tweet. a false tweet which said that president obama had been injured. >> it all began about 1:07 this afternoon. with this tweet from "associated press." "breaking, two explosions in the white house, and barack obama is injured." the message went to "ap's" 1.9 million twitter followers and spread like a virus. re-tweeted almost 5,000 times within a minute. but it was a fake. "ap's "account had been hacked. >> it partly explains the unusual activity in the dow. >> the dow began plunging, and within three minutes, dropped more than 140 points. >> you looked around the floor. you saw people running. you saw people upset. not sure what was going on. just watching this market trade lower. >> automatic trading programs kicked in. >> human beings weren't making these trades. these were computers. algorithms designed to skim the headlines and find negative or positive words and help companies profit on the results. >> minutes after that first message "ap's" corporate account tweeted it was bogus and suspended the "ap's" twitter page. >> i can say the president is fine. i was just with
FOX Business
Aug 30, 2013 8:00pm EDT
count them out of the syria coalition. forget whether president obama has to do this one solo, ask why. in 2011 he helped marshall 21 countries to go after qaddafi. now should we go after assad? it has not even been over two years and nobody has our back as we try to cover theirs? what does that say about us? the russian president who toys with us over a spy who wants we want back but he will not give back. and a military which we have given millions reinvesting its interest with us. a saudi government assuring egypt they have their back in case the money stops flowing from us. the chinese government blasting our debt and investing less in us. a german chancellor who mocks our ways. a french prime minister who mocks us for being inconsistent. canadians who say we have abandoned them on a pipeline and we wonder why our coalition looks like a pipe dream. maybe it is because we're out of ideas, maybe it is because were out of excuses, maybe it is because we're out of money. i don't know. beggars cannot be choosers but they can be losers. i hate to break it to you, we look like losers. una
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
missiles would be on the way in. president obama may not have the support of security counsel or great britain norp the majority of the american public. he sounds, however, like a man who decided to act. >> we have consulted with allies. we have consulted with congress. we've been in conversations with all the interested parties, and in no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground, that would involve a long-term campaign, but we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act that would help make sure that not only syria but others around the world understand what the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban and norm. >> limited narrow, no boots on the ground. that's what the president said. there is, however, the capacity for more. barbara starr who joins us shortly learned the uss san antonio is in the mediterranean with 300 troops aboard. certain, that the facts on the ground will justify the response. >> the american intelligence community has high confidence, high confidence. this is common
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
on civilians. last night, the obama national security team shared intelligence with top members of congress in a 90-minute teleconference. it was enough to convince minority leader nancy pelosi that the u.s. should strike. in a rare interview, former president bush talked about the enormity of the situation. take a listen. >> the president has to make a tough decision. putting our military into harm's way is the toughest decision a president will make. >> let's bring in msnbc.com daphne and jack jacobs retired army colonel and reporter m.j. lee. with the development from the uk, the no vote, how might that change the ability for the president to garner support here in the united states? >> i think, you know, it means quite a bit. i wonder why the united states couldn't have put forth the intelligence they planned to put forth today to the public before the british parliament had voted. maybe that would have made a difference. i think for the president, you know, he wants to go in, if he does, with the greatest amount of support and to have to show that your key ally, your strongest ally, yo
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
's war fatigue is not, in his mind, an excuse for inaction. >> president obama will ensure that the united states of america makes our own decisions on our own timelines based on our values and our interests. we know that after a decade of conflict, the american people are tired of war. believe me, i am, too. but fatigue does not absolve us of our responsibility. just longing for peace does not necessarily bring it about, and history would judge us all extraordinarily harshly if we turned a blind eye to a dictator's wanton use of weapons of mass destruction against all warnings, against all common understanding of decency. these things we do know. >> john kerry's extremely strong statement this afternoon seemed to leave almost zero doubt the white house intended to act unilaterally in syria with a military strike, but then rather confusingly, it was almost immediately followed up with a statement from the president, himself, at an event with baltic leaders that if not substantively opposed to kerry, the opposite in tone. >> the world has an obligation to make sure that we m
FOX Business
Aug 29, 2013 9:20am EDT
obama says he hasn't decided exactly what to do. good morning, everyone. word of the day, delay. in an interview on pbs, president obama talked about a shot across the bows, a limited targeted strike. the united nations rejects military action. congress wants to be consulted. the brits say, it's like iraq all over again. so, wait till the u.n. inspectors confirm a gas attack. delays. over here, no delay for a gas price hike, it's started already. oil still priced at $109 a barrel and stocks will open dead flat. what will be the impact of this? the economy expanded at an annual rate of 2 1/2% between april and june. that's better than first reported. but come on, everybody, get used to the new normal. "varney & company" is about to begin. the most free research reports, customizable charts, powerful screening tools, and guaranteed 1-second trades. and at the center of it all is a surprisingly low price -- just $7.95. in fact, fidelity gives you lower trade commissions than schwab, td ameritrade, and etrade. i'm monica santiago of fidelity investments, and low fees and commissions
CNN
Aug 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
to it, the big decision on syria. president obama says the syrian government attacked its own people with chemical weapons. the president heads to congress to make the case as the u.s. seems to be ramping up, however, one of its key allies, britain is slowing things down. the question is what zp they find? we begin with barbara star at the pebt gone. >> good morning, chris. britain and washington will be releasing details on what it has about assad killing his own people. president obama says he hasn't decided what to do but is determined to hold syria accountable. >> we want the assad regime to understand that, by using chemical weapons on a large scale against your own people, against women, against infants, against children, that you are not only breaking international norms and standards of decency, but you're also creating situation where u.s. national interests are affected and that needs to stop. >> reporter: the president left no doubt who ordered the chemical weapons atacks. >> we've concluded the syrian government in fact carried these out. >> reporter: among the evidence i
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
to cover every angel of it beginning with dana >>> top obama officials insisted to lawmakers on the thursday night conference call they have no doubt ba sar assad's regime in syria was behind deadly chemical attacks there. secretaries of state, defense and others backed that up by revealing to lawmakers that the u.s. intercepted communications from a high level syrian official, which clearly indicates they were responsible for these weapons, that according to congressman el yol engel who participated in the call. though obama insists no decisions have been made, cnn is also told they privately made clear to lawmakers that chemical weapons in syria is such a threat the u.s. could engage with or without support from great britain. bob corker emerged from briefings thursday announcing support for surgical proportional military strikes, given the evidence of continued use of chemical warfare. bob menendez reaffirmed his support saying a decisive and consequential u.s. response is justified and warranted. . others argued the president still has to come before congress and the amer
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
against syria in syria. president obama and secretary of state john kerry presenting the evidence making the case for u.s. military action. horrific new video surfacing showing another -- another attack in syria, this time involving a school and an apparent incendiary device. and my interview this hour with senator rand paul. he questions the goals of a strike on syria and says the president should not act without the support of congress. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." the united states government today declaring its high confidence that the u.s. did carry the devastating chemical attacks that killed 1,400 people, more than a third of them children. an intelligence estimate says the u.s. was able to track preparations by syrian chemical weapons personnel and the tomb firing of rockets. president obama today insisted he has not made a final decision on how to respond, but he also made it very, very clear the u.s. is preparing for what he describes as a limited military strike, even if the united s
MSNBC
Aug 27, 2013 6:00am PDT
. how president obama handles the hopes of the joshua generation. >>> plus as debt and a sense of despair looms large over motown, detroit's next mayor will be former hospital chief mike duggin or the man we'll meet this morning, wayne county sheriff benny napoleon. august 27th, this is "the daily rundown." lets get to my first reads of the morning. secretary of state john kerry laid out an aggressive case for intervention in syria arking evidence of the largest chemical attack in decades is undeniable. the latest escalation with a steady drum beat by the united states and its allies, which is clearly a leadup to military action. >> the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. president obama has made clear to the outside regime that this international norm cannot be violated without consequences. >> it's an important phrase. you heard it a lot, not just from john kerry but jay carney, international norm, significant, ready for strike significant on three main tracks, one, intelligence community backing up conclusions the c
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 9:00pm PDT
president obama, that was passed through congress and signed into law. president obama signed the bill to fix that disparity with his attorney general eric holder looking on as he signed it. just two weeks ago attorney general eric holder issued dramatically new directions for federal prosecutors telling them essentially to stop charging people for most drug offenses in a way that would trigger those mandatory minimum sentences. a huge reversal. that's a huge reversal after 30 years of the laws and the guidelines always clamping down in the opposite direction. and then today biggest change yet. in november, colorado and washington state both passed ballot measures legalizing pot in small quantities for recreational use. lots of states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes but in the last few years, more than a dozen states have done that. but in colorado and washington, voters said the police should not care why you are using pot. if you are using pot to get intoxicated, to get high, that should not be illegal in small amounts for personal use. pot should instead jus
CNN
Aug 29, 2013 11:00pm PDT
? >>> and the obama administration says it will not interfere with the state laws that legalize marijuana. is this a step toward legalizing weed nationwide? >>> plus, a major development in a story we have been following. a montana teacher sentenced to only 30 days in prison for raping his teenage student. will there be an appeal? >>> let's go "outfront." >>> i'm jessica yellin in for erin burnett. "outfront" tonight breaking news a senior u.s. official tells cnn's jim acosta that the u.s. could go it alone in syria after our closest ally votes against taking action. british lawmakers just voted down a proposal to strike syria. britain's prime minister says he will not go against parliament. here at home right now, top lawmakers are being briefed by the white house. the president's top national security officials are making their case against the syrian regime. will the administration be able to win enough support? our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is in washington. hi, dana. i know you have been working your sources all day. it looks from here like the mood in washington re
FOX News
Aug 27, 2013 12:00pm PDT
of syria, and prepared to strike once president obama gives the okay. and we expect to learn more from u.s. intelligence experts as early as today. they're set to release the report laying out the evidence of last week's reported chemical attack in a suburb of the capital city damascus. some news agencies reported that more than 100 people died there. others said it was more than a thousand. this afternoon, a state department spokeswoman said any claim that the rebels launched the attack defies logic. >> it's undeniable that chemical weapons were used here on a large scale know. the regime maintains custody of the weapons and uses these rockets and well know the opposition does not have the capability. >> of course, the syrian regime has blamed the opposition. also, therer is no evidence to support that, and though today syria's foreign minister vowed his nation would defend itself using all means available. jonathan hunt will have more on that in a moment. first, jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon, and, jen, what are you learning about this potential military strike? >> well, trac
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